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Anti-Racism Reading List

Recent events have highlighted the need for all of us to do better. To paraphrase Angela Davis, it's not enough to be "not racist"—we must be antiracist. We hope the resources on this page can teach, inspire, and strengthen. This list is not exhaustive, but it's a place to start.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
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Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
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Roots
Roots
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Native Son (Richard Wright)
Native Son (Richard Wright)
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A People's History of the United States
A People's History of the United States
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)
Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge)
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge)
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The New Jim Crow
The New Jim Crow
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Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
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Sister Outsider (Audre Lorde)
Sister Outsider (Audre Lorde)
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How to Be an Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)
How to Be an Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)
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Redefining Realness (Janet Mock)
Redefining Realness (Janet Mock)
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The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
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The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
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The Book of Unknown Americans (Cristina Henriquez)
The Book of Unknown Americans (Cristina Henriquez)
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We Were Eight Years in Power (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
We Were Eight Years in Power (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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Dear Martin (Nic Stone)
Dear Martin (Nic Stone)
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Me and White Supremacy (Layla F. Saad)
Me and White Supremacy (Layla F. Saad)
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All American Boys (Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely)
All American Boys (Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely)
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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Carol Anderson)
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Carol Anderson)
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White Fragility (Robin Diangelo)
White Fragility (Robin Diangelo)
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The Wretched of the Earth (Franz Fanon)
The Wretched of the Earth (Franz Fanon)
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Caste (Isabel Wilkerson)
Caste (Isabel Wilkerson)
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Lies My Teacher Told Me (James W. Loewen)
Lies My Teacher Told Me (James W. Loewen)
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How Long Till Black Future Month: Stories (N. K. Jemisin)
How Long Till Black Future Month: Stories (N. K. Jemisin)
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Good Talk (Mira Jacob)
Good Talk (Mira Jacob)
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Don't Call Us Dead: Poems (Danez Smith)
Don't Call Us Dead: Poems (Danez Smith)
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Minor Feelings (Cathy Park Hong)
Minor Feelings (Cathy Park Hong)
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Heavy (Kiese Laymon)
Heavy (Kiese Laymon)
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Delicious Foods (James Hannaham)
Delicious Foods (James Hannaham)
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White Tears (Hari Kunzru)
White Tears (Hari Kunzru)
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Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower (Brittney Cooper)
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower (Brittney Cooper)
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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz)
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz)
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I'm Still Here (Austin Channing Brown)
I'm Still Here (Austin Channing Brown)
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